Registration Open for JASAL 10th Anniversary Conference

11 11 2015

Registration is now open for the JASAL 10th Anniversary Conference (originally called JASAL Mini-Conference) in Tokyo on 12th December. We have 12 presentations on various aspects of self-access from 13 different institutions across Japan, so it promises to be a very interesting day.

If you’d like to attend the Conference, please register in advance using this online registration form.

More details about the JASAL 10th Anniversary Conference can be found on this page, or accessed from the Conference & Events tag.

Conference Program pamphlet can be found here.

We hope to see many of you at KIFL on December 12th!





Announcing JASAL Mini-Conference, Sat., 12 December, 2015

20 10 2015

JASAL is excited to announce a one-day mini-conference, to be held at Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages in Tokyo, on Sat., 12th December 2015, from 10:00 to 15:30.

Join us for a tour of their the two-floor SAC (VISTA ACT & VISTA SILC), and presentations and discussion on any aspects of Self-Access Language Learning.

Click here for more information.





Show & Tell Student Presentations at L-café, Okayama University

13 07 2015

JASAL was delighted to host a very successful event at Okayama University’s L-café on Saturday, 11th July. Students (and a teacher) from 7 different universities across Kansai and the Chugoku region gave presentations about their self-access facilities, and took part in student discussion. Over 60 people attended the presentation event. It was great to see the L-café, learn about other facilities at different institutions and meet so many students who are passionate about learning languages and their centres. Thank you to all L-cafe students, teachers and administrators who did such a great job of welcoming us all!

Look out for a more detailed update on the JASAL Conference Page in the coming days!
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Photos from SAC Tour & JASAL Forum @ JALT2014

26 11 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in the SAC Tour and/or JASAL Forum @ JALT 2014 Tsukuba – you really made it a great success! Photos, abstracts and presentation slides can be found under the conference tab. Soon, we will have links to the posters and slides from many of the presenters.

Photos from the SAC Tour & Get-together @ Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages, Tokyo
Photos and slides from the JASAL Forum @ JALT 2014 Tsukuba 





Registration Open for SAC Tour at KIFL

5 10 2014

Registration is now open for the SAC Tour of the recently renewed SAC facilities at Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (KIFL) Tokyo on Saturday November 22nd, 2014.

See the event home page for more information.

Event participation is free, but we kindly ask all attendees to pre-register by Thursday, November 20th, so we can have a good idea of numbers for the event. Please use the form available on the event home page to register.

Hope to see you in November!





Announcing the JASAL Forum at JALT 2014 (Tsukuba, 23rd Nov. 2014)

15 07 2014

The JASAL forum, held annually at the JALT conference, has now been confirmed. We have a great line up for you this year.

Title: Self-access conversations: beyond classroom border

Day: Sunday, 23 November 2014

Time: 5:40 PM-7:10 PM

Room: 202 B

This year we have 4 presentations from members that will be followed by a group discussion. This year’s presentation topics are setting up a new centre, attracting new users, tips for running a SAC smoothly and issues in evaluating self-access, and we welcome any issue for discussion. We hope to see many JASAL members there!

For more details, see the JASAL Forum 2014 page.





Final Call For Papers DRAL2/ILA Bangkok, June 2014

30 01 2014

A quick reminder to JASAL members that submission for the Independent Learning Association conference (ILA 2014) are due on 31st January.

Anyone who has attended previous ILA conferences in Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand will know that they are excellent opportunities to share ideas with others involved in independent learning, and there are always lots of self-access themed presentations, unlike traditional teaching conferences.

Conference website: http://sola.kmutt.ac.th/dral2014

The conference will be held from June 12th -14th , 2014 at School of Liberal Arts<http://arts.kmutt.ac.th/sola/>, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)<http://www.kmutt.ac.th/eindex.html>, Bangkok 10140, Thailand

Submission of abstracts:
For papers – 150-200 words.
For poster presentations and a forum for novice researchers – 100-150 words.